TCP3057 : Strategies into Action: Community Participation
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Mrs Teresa Strachan
- Lecturer: Mr Martin Bonner
- Other Staff: Dr Rhona Pringle
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to get you to: -
a) Develop a sophisticated understanding of the processes that guide development and change.
b) Explore and understand the relationships between different activities in the same geographical area, and the relationships between the study area and other parts of the wider locality.
c) Understand and explore the role that different community groups play within the area and the relationships between those different groups, appreciating their visions, goals and priorities for the future of that area.
d) Devise appropriate strategies to provide a framework for future action, which spring from an understanding of the issues, opportunities and relationships which you have explored and identifying priorities for action.
e) Devise effective delivery mechanisms whereby elements of the strategy can be put into practice.
f) Develop your interpersonal skills of negotiation, compromise, leadership, delegation and acceptance of responsibility within a team framework.
g) Develop strategy writing and presentation skills to a professional level.
Outline Of Syllabus
Initial introductory lecture.
Group workshops/tutorials and student site visits to explore the characteristics and dynamics of the locality, and to determine the issues that the strategy will address.
Group workshops/tutorials to determine possible strategy.
Continuing whole cohort lectures covering topics common to all projects.
Presentation of Strategy.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||2:00||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||2:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||10||2:00||20:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||5||2:00||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||10||2:00||20:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||8:00||16:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||114:00||114:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Initial lecture introduces the module. Subsequent lectures give cohort-wide teaching on topics that inform all projects and support IT skill development. Group tutorials and practicals allow students to gain from staff expertise and provides them with opportunities to discuss their particular strategy. The fieldwork and private study enable students to gain an in-depth understanding of the locality (through field visits) and the local community profile, and to follow up evidence and policy documents in relation to it. It also provides time for students to gain an understanding of policy mechanisms, and to reflect on key issues related to strategy making. Students will also need to organise their time/plan future actions, meet to discuss their various activities, maintain their field work log-book, and draw together their strategy and presentation (Group-learning). Presentation (formative assessment only) session enables students to present their own work, and to observe and comment on others’.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Reflective log||2||M||20||Fieldwork Logbook|
|Report||2||M||40||Background Report - 8,000 words.|
|Report||2||M||40||Strategy Report - 8,000 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Group Strategy Report - containing the vision, priorities and policies for the strategy. This will comprise 8,000 words (or the equivalent of) per group of four students, or 2,000 words per individual student.
Group Background Report - including data analysis to support the contents of the Strategy Report. This will comprise 8,000 words per group of four students or 2,000 words per individual student.
The Fieldwork Log Book enables students to present the background work they have done and the evidence they have gathered from which they will determine their strategy. It also provides them with an opportunity to develop professional practices when carry out meetings including noting meeting interactions, decisions, and actions taken through the minuting of meetings, keeping action logs etc.
The Strategy Report tests the students’ graphical presentation and writing skills, their ability to understand an area and determine its key issues, their ability to articulate their intentions clearly, and to reflect on the limitations of their strategy-making. The final (formative) presentation also provides an opportunity for them to demonstrate their ability to respond to questions informatively and to use feedback as a basis to finalise their strategy.